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Stop & Shop’s new ‘next evolution’ grocery store built to be energy efficient

BY Marianne Wilson

Quincy, Mass. — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. will open a new format focused on expanded selection, health and wellness, and convenience on Nov. 18, in Chelmsford, Mass. The 72,000 sq. ft. “next evolution” supermarket will include such amenities an in-store nutritionist, a supervised child play area, free Wi-Fi Internet access, curbside pick-up and innovative in-store shopping tools.

The new store, which will pursue LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, is also extremely energy efficient. It is anticipated to use up to 20% less energy than a typical grocery store of it size and was built with a broad array of energy-efficient features, including:

  • White roof that reflects the sun light and reduces the heat gains in the store, requiring less energy for space cooling;
  • Skylights to harvest day light and dim energy-efficient fluorescent lights to reduce the electricity consumption during peak daylight hours by an average of 2.5%, or 67,000 kwh annually;
  • LED lighting is used in many areas of the store, including overhead track lights, spotlights on specialty areas & displays, exterior store signs and in the frozen food cases;
  • New DuctSox (fabric duct) ventilation system and low air return in frozen aisles; both help provide better air distribution across the store and make the store environment more comfortable for shoppers;
  • ECM (electronically commutated motor) motors in the refrigerated fixtures and walk-in coolers that deliver uniform airflow while using 33% less electricity;
  • Low-mercury, energy-efficient, fluorescent light fixtures throughout the store with occupancy sensors in the storage areas and offices;
  • An energy management system to monitor the performance of the lighting, refrigeration, and HVAC systems;
  • Low-flow fixtures in the bathrooms and prep areas to reduce water consumption by over 35%;
  • Storm water from the roof is piped under the parking lot to help replenish the groundwater; and
  • Green cleaning methods used with non-toxic materials for better indoor air quality.

The new Stop & Shop will offer an expanded assortment of products throughout each department, with 25 aisles of grocery items and an expansive produce department that has more than 1,200 items.

The store will be fully operational with Stop & Shop’s latest technological innovations, including the Scan It! Mobile app, which allows customers to use their personal mobile device to shop, scan, and tally their groceries while they shop. It will have six self-checkout lanes, 60 Scan It! hand held devices that allow customers to scan and bag groceries while they shop and two deli kiosks where shoppers may pre-order deli items.

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OPERATIONS

Uniqlo keeps checkout line moving with queuing system

BY Staff Writer

New York City — Uniqlo, the fast-growing apparel retailer from Japan, has implemented queue management systems from Lawrence, a Tensator Group Company, at its two new flagships in New York City (Fifth Avenue and 34th Street).

The custom-designed sleek, stainless steel Tensabarrier guidance system is designed to echo the ultra-modern store interior while helping guide customers easily through the checkout process and increase efficiencies in customer flow.

“The entire store is designed with customer service in mind,” said Shin Odake, Uniqlo USA CEO. “The custom Tensabarriers allow our associates to check out customers in a quick and efficient manner. We don’t like to have long lines in our stores as it’s just not in the best interest of our customers.”

Both new Manhattan locations have three floors with separate cash register banks. Uniqlo leverages the fixed custom designed stainless steel Tensabarrier post and oval beams to help guide and speed customers to the next available register attendant.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Retail container traffic to decline in November

BY Staff Writer

Washington, D.C. — With most holiday season merchandise already on its way to store shelves, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has started to decline for the fall, and November is forecast at 1.9% below the same month last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

“As always, retailers are being very strategic with their supply chains,” said Jonathan Gold, VP supply chain and customs policy for the NRF. “Although sales are expected to be in line with the 10-year average, retailers are keeping inventory levels extremely lean and filling their stores wall-to-wall with discounts and promotions. Unlike in 2008, when the financial crisis caught everyone off-guard, retailers have a strong understanding of the consumer mind-set this Christmas.”

U.S. ports followed by Global Port Tracker handled 1.33 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU) in September, the latest month for which after-the-fact numbers are available. That was up 0.4% from August and made September the busiest month of the year as retailers rushed to stock stores for the holidays, but was down 0.6% from September 2010. One TEU is one 20-ft. cargo container or its equivalent.

The total for 2011 is forecast at 14.76 million TEU, just slightly above the 2010 total of 14.75 million TEU.

Global Port Tracker, which is produced for NRF by the consulting firm Hackett Associates, covers the U.S. ports of Long Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston and Savannah on the East Coast; and Houston on the Gulf Coast.

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